This information is about bronchiectasis in adults. It covers what bronchiectasis is, what the symptoms are, and how it is diagnosed and treated. We also have information about bronchiectasis in children.


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What is bronchiectasis and what causes it?

Find out what bronchiectasis is, how common it is, and how it’s caused.
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What are the symptoms of bronchiectasis?

Find out the symptoms of bronchiectasis, as well as the symptoms to look out for in a chest infection.

How is bronchiectasis diagnosed?

If your doctor suspects you may have bronchiectasis, you’ll be referred to a specialist.

How is bronchiectasis treated?

Treatment for bronchiectasis will help prevent further damage and infections, and reduce symptoms.

Self-management for bronchiectasis

Find out how to manage your bronchiectasis at home. We also have information on managing a flare-up of your condition.

More support for bronchiectasis

Support for carers of people with bronchiectasis, more online support, and information about our Helpline.

Bronchiectasis resources

Resources to help you self-manage your bronchiectasis. 

Asthma + Lung UK

Your bronchiectasis Patient Passport

Your bronchiectasis Patient Passport is a best care checklist that can help you find out whether you’re receiving the right care for your bronchiectasis and what to do if you’re not. 

Asthma + Lung UK

Living with bronchiectasis booklet

Learn all about bronchiectasis. 

Asthma + Lung UK

Your bronchiectasis symptom diary

This questionnaire aims to help you understand your usual symptoms. You can use your answers to discuss your symptoms with your doctor at your next review.

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